There’s 20 days until Christmas… but whose counting ;)
I know how difficult it can be to shop for your loved ones, especially those who seem to have it all. Therefore, I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite online shops — UncommonGoods. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY – UncommonGoods is a privately owned retailer that features unique design and handcrafted gifts in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. Half of the products they carry are made by hand and most are created right here in the USA!
Here are some of my favorite items:
Stocking Stuffers have always been my favorite type of presents; small enough to fit in the stocking but always a big hit! All of these are under $25.
Empanada Fork – A foodies magic tool! The secret to a perfect pocket has arrived. Whether you love empanadas, turnovers, or simply trying to fit your favorite fillings between two layers of dough, this handy kitchen tool seals the deal. Stainless steel prongs push down on your pastry to create a complete seal for seasoned veggies, sweetened fruits, and more.
Animal or Monster Hand Tattoo Set – Hands Gone Wild! A fun new take on hand puppets, these delightfully designed tattoos transform any hand into a wide-eyed animal or a colorful monster that the kiddies will love.
Record Coasters – Made of labels cut from the center of actual vinyl records, these hi-fi home furnishings will be a hit with any music lover. The discs are sealed so moisture won’t seep through to the surface. Comes in a set of six assorted labels packed in a clear, round case. Designed by Jeff Davis.
Fruit Keg Tapping Kit – Tap seasonal drinks straight from the source with this easy-to-use kit that turns summer melons and pumpkins into all-natural kegs. Simply slice the bottom off the fruit to create a level base, then hollow it out and fill with fruit juice, liquor, or a cocktail of your own creation. This is sure to be the Life of the Party.
Table Topics – Grab a Table Topics box and break the ice! Each clear acrylic “ice cube” holds a stack of 135 conversation starters to get guests thinking and talking. Created by Cristy Clarke so she could have compelling conversations at her cocktail parties, Table Topics lets you circulate the question at hand in the cube or pass cards out individually. This is a great gift for the Hostess in your life.
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These are the perfect gift for anyone in the family & they are all priced under $50!
Whiskey Wedge – Create a sloping mini-glacier of ice that chills your libation with less dilution than faster-melting “rocks.” Enjoy your favorite spirits perfectly chilled–but not watered down–by filling the silicone mold with water and freezing to form a diagonally bisected glass that makes a modern statement for cocktail conversation. Great for whiskey and design enthusiasts alike.
Vinotini Flip Glass – I am OBSESSED with these. A two-in-one design flips to accommodate the tastes of partygoers, whether you’d like to serve a round of that special vino, or you’d like to shake up a batch of your famous dirty martinis for the late-night crowd. The dual-function design eliminates the need for two sets of glasses, saving space when you set the bar or tuck them into storage.
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank – Looking to spice up your culinary life? This hand-carved platter of Himalayan salt is your multi-tasking tool to do just that. Its beauty and unique properties will allow you to present and even cook your food in ways that will delight your tongue and dazzle your dinner guests.
Aromatherapy Shower Kit – A personal spa experience in your own home. The first of its kind, it features three different essential oil blends that are diffused directly through the hot water. The pods are mounted from an adjustable arm that easily attaches to almost any style of shower head.
Talk Dock – Acting as a dock, charging station, and receiver all in one, the Talk Dock lets you charge your phone, talk to mom, and finish your crossword all at once.
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Not quite sure what to get that special someone in your life? How about one of these…
Wine Tasting Flight – With this elegant set, you can recreate this bar and restaurant trend in your own home. Appropriately, this gorgeous base is made from the stave of a retired French oak or Bordeaux wine barrel and bears the beautiful effects of time and wine. These four mini carafes are perfect the size to share with a date or a good friend, and make for a fun night full of mouthwatering discoveries.
BBQ Briefcase – Fire up a feast with this portable, grill-side case of 20 stainless steel utensils topped with heat-resistant handles. Perfect for the on-the-go grill master, this traveling case transforms day trips, parks and backyards with its fully-equipped set of flame-retardant cooking tools. Whether you’re flipping kabobs or charring fresh corn, you’ll always have the right tool for the job. It’s outdoor entertaining in a two snaps of its case.
Vintage Sar Kantha Scarf – Each of these vibrant scarves features disparate strips of sumptuous, 100% silk saris patched together by fair-trade Indian artisans into a one-of-a-kind pastiche. As each piece is painstakingly handcrafted out of a collection of reclaimed saris, the scarves will feature a unique palette punctuated by swaths of fiery fuchsias and pink tones. Handcrafted by a women’s collective, the production of these gorgeous scarves provides Indian artisans with a beautiful opportunity to create a better standard of living for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Magnetic Bottle Opener – This is an “attractive” bottle opener in more ways than one: the powerful internal magnets in the base catch up to thirty bottle caps from your favorite beer or soda, plus it’s crafted from reclaimed, oak bourbon barrel staves that impart smoky patinated appeal, with stainless steel hardware for rugged functionality.
Protection Necklace - You are surrounded by angels, whether you know it or not: friends, parents, or even strangers bringing joy, comfort or advice right when you need it. Honor those angels by wearing this enlightened necklace–or become one yourself by blessing someone with the reminder that they are not alone.
Mens Cotton Ikat Wrap Robe – Wrap yourself in tradition as you wrap yourself in comfort with this soft cotton robe featuring an Ikat weave. One of the oldest and most cross-cultural methods of textile decoration, Ikat is a type of yarn-dyeing that produces patterns celebrating the warp and weft of the fabric itself. This oversized robe is designed for comfort, with patch pockets, hanging loop and belt closure.
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…& while your at it, make sure to pick up something for yourself!